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The Times
  • Morning Minutes for Tuesday, September 25

  • Today’s Featured Birthday Actor/musician Will Smith (44) Word of the Day Milquetoast MILK-tohst (noun) A timid, meek or unassertive person — www.merriam-webster.com Website of the Day...
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  • Word of the Day
    Milquetoast MILK-tohst (noun) A timid, meek or unassertive person — www.merriam-webster.com
    Website of the Day
    Shel Silverstein
    www.shelsilverstein.com
    Are you and/or your kids fans of Shel Silverstein’s poetry? Then head to this official Web site of Silverstein (“Where the Sidewalk Ends,” “The Giving Tree,” etc.), a kid-friendly place to find games, poems, information about Silverstein, information for teachers and parents, and more.
    Number to Know
    1911: Year when ground was broken for Boston’s Fenway Park. It happened on this date that year, making Fenway the oldest major league ballpark still in use (the Cubs’ Wrigley Field is two years younger).
    This Day in History
    Sept. 25, 1690: Publick Occurrences Both Foreign and Domestick, the first newspaper to appear in the Americas, is published.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Actor/musician Will Smith (44)
    Daily Quote
    “Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.” — William Faulkner, who was born on this date in 1897.
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